One More Side Door Design, No Not That One. Another One.

Using old stuff. Old letters, old name boards, and some Hardware. Even a little leather

While we wait for Syd to burn his house down with that old charger, and todays story is not more Sweet Pea stuff. This is for the workshop side door. I have been trying to give it a tad bit of character, as if this place needs more of it. And frankly, its getting a tad out of hand. But I love doing it, and its like making art.. Not that art BTW. So here you can see some of my playing around. Its all in the details.

I made a roof out of a trim tab, and some old wood. Not crazy about the white.

Here is a sketch, Red with a little metal lip at the top.

The door is kinda hidden.

From the side in the white and red

And red

I tried some old line and fancy knots to create a washer for the knocker

Clean is better


15 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    The door is good but I really like the anchor of the day collection on the wall next to it! That is a first.

  2. Murdock
    Murdock says:

    OK Matt.
    I know your secret now.
    You’re just a frustrated Hollywood set director who somehow found himself in Reedville, VA.
    For another side job, you can lease the yard for one more Hallmark Holiday movie………….just sayin’!

  3. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    “you can lease the yard for one more Hallmark Holiday movie”

    Can I be the old crusty, unshaven curmudgeon guy who really has a heart of gold?

  4. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Murdock has a great idea, but Hallmark Holiday -or- Hallmark Murder Mystery??? I think the door and “awning” look great! But when I see that trim tab and low, race boat transom I keep seeing a polished two-blade brass prop centered over the top of the door…

  5. Art
    Art says:

    We have a boat house on Harsen’s that has at least 100 anchors holding it down—- just in case a hurricane hits the island. As I recall I donated at least 2 or 3 t0 his “art” project.

    Art likes the red roofin.

    • Ima Fradawud
      Ima Fradawud says:

      Yikes! I can just envision a cat 5 spinning that boathouse into an anchor buzz saw cutting down everything in it’s path! ok, maybe not, but…

  6. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    I’d replace that door frame which is rotted at the bottom with PVC replacement frame setback that they have at the big box stores. Then you won’t have that problem again. Because that’s every door entrance at my house that use that finger jointed crap. All the exterior wood trim in homes built from the 90s on as this crap and it won’t last 10 years in the south.

  7. Royce Humphreys
    Royce Humphreys says:

    Love the door treatment! The clevis door knocker is incredible and love the trim tab “eyebrow” above! Clever!

  8. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Every detail, perfectly dialed in. You remind me of my ad friends David and Theresa who own Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin (look it up on Instagram). I wish I had 1/4 your energy.

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